PICARD MINUTE-REPEATING TRIPLE
CALENDAR & CHRONOGRAPH YELLOW GOLD
Les Fils de R. Picard, Chaux-de-Fonds, Swiss, "Répétition
Chronographe 3 Quantiemes Phases Lunaires Bulletin
D'Observation", No. 310140retailed by Leon Weil & Hno.,
B. Becker & Co., Santiago-Valparaiso. Made circa 1900.
Fine, very large, hunting-cased, keyless, minuterepeating,
18K yellow gold pocket watch with triple-date
calendar, chronograph and moon phases.
Four-body, bassine, engine-turned with polished
band and rims, olive-shaped button at 12 for the chronograph.
Hinged gold cuvette engraved with the retailer's
details, glazed gold-rimmed cover over the movement.
White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer
minute track and outermost fifths of a second divisions
with red Arabic five-second numerals, subsidiary seconds
dial, date and days of the week dials, apertures for
the months and moon phases. Gilt Louis XV hands.
Cal. 22''', frosted gilt, 23 jewels, straight line lever
escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued
steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating
on gongs activated by a push-button on the band.